BMW 525 (1978) Specifications

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1978 BMW 525
Max Power 150.1 PS (148 bhp) (110.4 kW) @ 5800 rpm
Specific Output 59.3 bhp/litre0.97 bhp/cu in
Brake mean effective pressure 1047.6 kPa (151.9 psi)
Max Torque 208.0 Nm (153 ft·lb) (21.2 kg m) @ 4000 rpm
Specific Torque 83.37 Nm/litre
Redline 6200 rpm
Power to weight 109.63 bhp/ton
Max Speed 193 km/h (120 mph)
0-50 mph (80 km/h)
0-60 mph
0-100 km/h
0-100 mph
80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top gear
Standing km
Engine Location Front
Engine Alignment Longitudinal
Engine code
Aspiration Normal
Cylinders Inline 6
Engine Capacity 2.5 litre2495 cc (152.254 cu in) SOHC 2 valves per cylinder 12 valves in total
Bore and stroke 86.00 mm x71.60 mm 3.39 in x2.82 in
Compression Ratio 9.00:1
Engine Construction cast iron block light alloy head
Engine Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Manufacturer BMW
Main crankshaft bearings 7
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Bore/stroke ratio 1.2
Unitary capacity 415.83 cc per cylinder
Fuel System 1 So 4A1 carb
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Drive Type rear wheel drive
Transmission Ratios: Top 1.00
Final Gear Ratio 3.65
Steering ZF worm and roller
Brakes Disc /Disc -S
Brake size 280 mm front and rear 272 mm
Braked area
Suspension Independent Macpherson strut Coil Springs Lower Wishbone LoTrailing linkAnti-roll bar rear Independent Semi-trailing arms Coil Springs
Wheels 5½ x 14rear 5½ x 14
Tyres 175 HR 14rear 175 HR 14
Steering Wheel Turns (lock to lock)
Max Turning Circle 10.50 m
Drag Co-efficient
Frontal area Cx
Dimensions and Weight
Overall Length 4620 mm 181.9 in
Overall Width 1690 mm 66.5 in
Overall Height 1420 mm 55.9 in
Wheelbase 2640 mm 103.9 in
Weight distribution (front)
Track Front 1420 mm 55.9
Ground Clearance 140 mm 5.5 in
Kerb Weight 1350 kg 2976 lb
Fluids and Capacities
Fuel Tank 70 litres15.4 UK Gal18.5 US Gal
Fuel Consumption Combined
C02 emissions
Coolant Water
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